Lime Hill Wairarapa 2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

05-Dec-2017

Lime Hill Vineyard is the joint venture of Karl Johner of Johner Estate in Gladstone and his winemaker Raphael Burki. The vineyard is hillside sited, at 280 m a.s.l., east of Masterton on limestone soil with a thin top layer of clay, and was planted in 2013. There is 0.4 ha of predominantly Mendoza clone Chardonnay, and 0.9 ha of Pinot Noir, clones 667, 777, 115, 10/5, Abel and 5 all at a high density of 6,000 vines/ha. This is an exciting project, clearly with Burgundy in mind. The first releases are from the 2016 vintage. I review the wines here. They show beautiful elegance, quite probably from the influence of the limestone soils of the site. www.limehill.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Lime Hill Wairarapa Chardonnay 2016
  • Lime Hill Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2016

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